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Inspiration and More from the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

Inspiration and More from the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media | Health literacy | Scoop.it

A synopsis of some of the talks at the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media from Aids.gov.

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Clarity is Power: an effective decision aid graphic (Boston Globe) | e-Patients.net

Clarity is Power: an effective decision aid graphic (Boston Globe) | e-Patients.net | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Last summer I visited Health Literacy Missouri, and summed up the great work I saw there in Clarity is Power.
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Effective Nurse Communication Key to Patient Satisfaction in Health Care System

Effective Nurse Communication Key to Patient Satisfaction in Health Care System | Health literacy | Scoop.it

Learn why effective nurse communication is key to patient satisfaction in health care system.

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Questions for Your Health Care Provider (Questions are the Answer)

Clinician Video. Get more involved with your health care by asking questions, talking to your clinician, and understanding your condition.
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Getting over my fear of doctors | QReview

Getting over my fear of doctors | QReview | Health literacy | Scoop.it

The evolution of an e-patient

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Do physician communication skills influence screening mammography utilization?

Do physician communication skills influence
screening mammography utilization? 

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Report: Patient Education Reduced Unnecessary ED Visits by 17% | Capacity Management

Patient education can help reduce unnecessary emergency department visits.
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ONC discusses giving data to patients – more on the Blue Button initiative | e-Patients.net

ONC discusses giving data to patients – more on the Blue Button initiative | e-Patients.net | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Lygeia Ricciardi from ONC with a discussion about giving patients access to their data and a call for patients to volunteer in ONC's...
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More Patients Monitoring Their Health From Home - CBS Boston

More Patients Monitoring Their Health From Home - CBS Boston | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Blood pressure, diabetes, even heart conditions are now being checked by patients themselves.
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New Web Videonovela Series Helps Spanish-speaking Patients Compare Treatments for Diabetes

A new Spanish-language videonovela, Aprende a vivir (Learn to Live), features messages to help diabetes patients compare their treatment options to find a regimen that works best for them. 

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What’s your community health literacy profile, eh? « EHSLibrary

What’s your community health literacy profile, eh? « EHSLibrary | Health literacy | Scoop.it

Health literacy in Canada

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Engaging Patients In Care Planning – What Providers Say And How They Say It Matters

Engaging Patients In Care Planning – What Providers Say And How They Say It Matters | Health literacy | Scoop.it

Positive messages may be more successful in changing behaviors.

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Patient Voices Network

Patient Voices Network | Health literacy | Scoop.it
The Patient Voices Network gives patients a greater voice in helping to shape British Columbia’s health care system. It does this by working in partnership with levels of government, health authorities, not-for-profits and of course patients!
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The Rise of the e-Patient

Pew's Director Lee Rainie presented to physicians, administrators, and staff at Providence St.

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Speak Up: Take Medication Safely | Joint Commission

Speak Up: Take Medication Safely | Joint Commission | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Speak Up: Take Medication Safely...
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Hospital using iPads as diversion, learning tool for young patients

Hospital using iPads as diversion, learning tool for young patients | Health literacy | Scoop.it

All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is using iPads to teach young patients about the procedures they'll undergo. They're also using the iPads as a diversion for the kids.

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It’s not about being online. It’s about being empowered and engaged – thinking and speaking up. | e-Patients.net

A description of the empowered patient

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A three-time cancer survivor shares her perspective on peer-to-peer healthcare

A three-time cancer survivor shares her perspective on peer-to-peer healthcare | Health literacy | Scoop.it

In this newly posted video, Bernstein discusses using social media to engage in peer-to-peer health care and share tips with the newly diagnosed.

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Patient-Centered Communications – Does “Lack of Time” Justify Physician Reluctance To Adopt It? | HealthWorks Collective

Patient-Centered Communications – Does “Lack of Time” Justify Physician Reluctance To Adopt It? | HealthWorks Collective | Health literacy | Scoop.it

While I disagree that patients in waiting rooms are necessarily engaged, I think the idea of helping patients develop their own self-care skills while waiting is a good idea.

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AHRQ Innovations Exchange | Simple, Patient-Friendly Informed Consent Process Increases Proportion of Patients Reading Form and Able to Describe Surgical Procedure

A health system changed its informed consent process and document to make them more understandable, user-friendly, and interactive.

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Nursing Experts Release Guiding Principles for Patient Engagement - RWJF

Nursing Experts Release Guiding Principles for Patient Engagement - RWJF | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care kicks off effort to put the patient relationship at the cornerstone of patient safety and quality.
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Medical News:Post ACA: What to Tell Patients

Wondering what to tell patients about the effect of the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act? Here are some basic questions and answers.
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Three things I've learned about Healthcare Social Media

Case studies of hospital based social media: Current research on consumer expectations Opening staff access (stop blocking) Hospital sponsored patient support...

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Medical coverage for diabetes self management training and medical nutritional therapy - NorthJersey.com

Medical coverage for diabetes self management training and medical nutritional therapy - NorthJersey.com | Health literacy | Scoop.it
If you have diabetes, your doctor or other health care provider may say that you need diabetes self-management training and education.
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AHRQ Innovations Exchange | MD Link: Partnering Physicians with Community Organizations: A Toolkit for Physician Champions

The purpose of this toolkit is to guide a physician “champion” in educating his/her colleagues about the benefits and practicalities of working with community organizers

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